Greater Nashua Mental Health is closely monitoring COVID-19 (coronavirus) as the situation continues to rapidly evolve.
The health and safety of clients, staff, and visitors is of the utmost importance to us and we are taking proactive steps to stop the spread of COVID-19.
We are working alongside federal, state and local health authorities leading and managing the COVID-19 response and preparedness measures and are following the latest recommendations from those sources. We have put in place the following measures to ensure we continue to provide care as safely as possible.
To date we are:
- Increasing the frequency of cleaning of our facilities and utilizing specialized cleaning products
- Screening clients prior to appointments as well as at all our clinical sites
- Asking clients to wear masks if they are showing positive symptoms
- Enforcing a policy of social distancing among staff and clients
- Asking staff to stay home if they are ill
- Cancelling or postponing events and activities where large groups are likely to gather
- Providing some services through the telephone when appropriate.
Most of all, we ask that you remain calm and know that the entire health system is working to respond and keep all of us safe.
You are not alone. We are here for you. Call your provider at (603) 889-6147 with any questions or concerns.
Our Emergency Services are available 24/7 at (800) 762-8191.
New Phone Numbers for Non-English Speakers
Spanish, Portuguese, and all non-English speakers can now call these new phone numbers for services directly through an interpreter! These will be permanent numbers.
Main Phone – Call 1-844-245-4458
24/7 Emergency Services – Call 1-844-245-4545
440 Amherst Street Facility Closing
For the safety of our clients and staff, our 440 Amherst Street facility will be closing effective April 2, until further notice. Walk-In Services have been suspended.
All other Adult Services will take place at 7 Prospect Street, and all Child, Adolescent & Family Services will take place at 15 Prospect Street.
If you need immediate assistance, call (603) 889-6147 during daytime hours or our 24/7 Emergency line at 1-800-762-8191 after hours. For hospital discharges, please call (603) 402-1574.
InteGreat Health Service Change
Our InteGreat Health service at our 7 Prospect Street location is currently CLOSED. Please do not go without needed medical care! Please call Lamprey Health Care at (603) 883-1626 if you are experiencing respiratory symptoms or need medical care.
Modified Access to 100 West Pearl Street
Due to the COVID-19 situation, we have modified access to our Administrative Offices at 100 West Pearl Street, but we are still open for business. To speak with Medical Records or to access the building for deliveries, please call (603) 921-0427.
Resources & Verified Information
In our world of social media, varied news sites, and 24/7 information, it’s so important to read verified, fact-based sources for updates and resources you can use to stay healthy.
- Resources for the Deaf Community
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- New Hampshire Dedicated COVID-19 Information and Resources Website
- NH Department of Health and Human Services
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
NH 2-1-1- Information Information Hotline
211 NH is a resource to connect NH residents to the most up to date resources they need from specially trained Information and Referral Specialists. 211 NH is available 24 hours, 365 days a year. Multilingual assistance and TDD access is also available. Do not hesitate to call 2-1-1 for information or support!
In the Rooms SUD Support Groups
In The Rooms is a free online recovery tool that offers 130 weekly online meetings for those recovering from Substance Use Disorder and related issues. They embrace multiple pathways to recovery, including all 12 Step, Non-12 Step, Wellness and Mental Health modalities.
Please check out In the Room HERE.
COVID-19 Planning for Older Adults
The CDC recommends that anyone over the age of 65 stay at home, as they are higher risk of complications from COVID-19. This requires planning and thoughtful conversations.
Click HERE for some tips for personal household planning
Here are some additional tips for Medicare Beneficiaries
NAMI NH Various Resources
NAMI NH INFOLINE
info@NAMINH.org or call 1-800-242-6264 (ext. 601 for general inquiries, ext. 602 to get info. for individuals 18+, ext. 603 to get info. for children/youth under 18).
NAMI NH FB SUPPORT GROUPS
PARENTS MEETING THE CHALLENGE
NAMI NH ONLINE PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
Contact Carol Lemelin at 603-664-2116
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Online Meetings
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) ONLINE MEETINGS
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Online Meetings
NA (Narcotics Anonymous) ONLINE MEETINGS
Al-Anon Virtual Meetings
AL-ANON VIRTUAL MEETINGS
Peer Support Agencies in NH
Peer support consists of supportive interactions based on shared experience among people and are intended to assist people to understand their potential to achieve their personal goals. Interactions are based on trust, respect, and mutual support. Peer support agencies accomplish this by providing choice, using non-medical approaches to help, sharing decision making, encouraging informed decision making about all aspects of people’s lives, challenging perceived self-limitations, etc.
Currently they have phone support and warmlines running to help.
Talking to Kids About COVID-19
The Coronavirus Pandemic is a difficult topic for parents to explain to any child, perhaps even more so when the child has Autism Spectrum Disorder or other special needs. Many of these children process information in a concrete manner, prefer established routines, and need support to understand and interpret emotions.
Here is a simple and easy booklet to support you in these conversations.
Parents of Anxious Kids Support Group
For parents of school-aged kids or younger w/ anxiety and OC related disorders – every Tuesday starting 3/24 8:30pm EST
Virtual Yoga for All Recovery (Addictions, All Types, Cancer)
Yoga is physically and mentally immensely beneficial!!
Join a Yoga in Recovery Session Hosted by Yoga in Action
That’s right enjoy Yoga from home with our trained instructors from Yoga in Action. These are for all levels and beginners are welcome. Come check it out from the comfort of home now on Zoom’s virtual video conference platform.
It’s free and easy to download. You do NOT need to turn your video on you can watch and follow along.
Click below to join at the scheduled time!
Live Yoga for Recovery
Yoga in Action Videos
Here, you can find prerecorded videos of guided meditations, chair yoga, breath-work, Yoga and Cancer classes and more. These resources are presented by our Yoga in Action Faculty.
YIA online offerings
LIVE Yoga & Cancer via Zoom
Yoga and Cancer Community: Maintain your practice through these uncertain times with your Y&C teachers! Please join a class to get started. These classes are offered via Zoom. If you need the Zoom app, you will be instructed to download it when you join the class.
Yoga and Cancer w/ Marissa McAleer
Mondays @ 4:15pm
Yoga and Cancer w/ Deana Cavan
Tuesdays @ 5pm
Yoga and Cancer w/ Michelle Couture
Wednesdays @ 3:30pm
LIVE Yoga for ALL Abilities via Zoom
These classes are open to our existing Yoga for ALL Abilities clients and their care providers. Enjoy chair and/or mat based classes for clients with disabilities including traumatic brain injury, developmental, intellectual and/or physical challenges.
Yoga for All Abilities w/Maria Cousins
Tips for Parents/Caregivers – Your Executive Skills & Remote Learning
Our kids are at home, with the expectation that they will continue to learn while schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. If this causes chest pains, shortness of breath, or full-blown panic as you figure out how to navigate your kids’ schooling while you’re doing all the other things you have to do to keep your lives stitched together during this challenging time, you are not alone.
Here is a great resource for all of us NON-teachers. You CAN do this! And you don’t need to be perfect. Let’s navigate this temporary new normal at home – together. Read this great resource here!
Parents – Virtual Help from the Office of Student Social & Emotional Wellness
The NH Office of Student Social & Emotional Wellness offers virtual supports for parents, as you navigate this new world of kids learning at home (and everything else!) Please check out the following:
Parents – Tools and Tips from the Department of Education
As the State of NH shifts to a remote instruction + remote supports = remote learning model in response to COVID-19, the Department of Education has supports for communities, educators, and students and their families.
Their new resource website contains guidance and strategies for educators, caregivers, and students to explore as we all transition to this time of remote learning.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline and chat available to anyone in the U.S. in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in their national network of crisis centers.
You are NEVER ALONE.
National Crisis Text Line
The Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7, text-based support for those in crisis. To use this resource, just text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
Texters can discuss a wide range of issues, including anxiety (including around the Coronavirus), depression, and more. To learn more, check out their website: https://www.crisistextline.org/
Resources for People Experiencing Domestic Violence
Extension of Federal Food Assistance Program (WIC)
OCD Support Group
OCD SUPPORT GROUP
Open to individuals & family members – every Thursday starting 3/19 at 8:30pm EST
Here are a few recent changes in our state to support citizens during the unsure financial impact of COVID-19:
Emergency Order #17: All businesses and other organizations that do not provide Essential Services shall close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers, and the public and cease all in person operations as of 11:59 p.m. on March 27, 2020 and shall not re-open to workers, customers or the public or resume in person operations before 12:01 a.m. on May 4, 2020.
Emergency Order #3: All providers of electric, gas, water, telephone, cable, VOIP, internet service, and deliverable fuel services will be prohibited from disconnecting or discontinuing service for non-payments for the duration of the State of Emergency.
Emergency Order #4: Landlords will not be allowed to start eviction proceedings for those unable to pay due to their financial situations. To do so would be against the law. All judicial and non-judicial foreclosure actions will also be prohibited during the state of emergency.
Emergency Order #5: Individuals who are unable to work or who have reduced hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have immediate access to unemployment benefits. Anyone in the following situations will now be eligible for state unemployment: If your employer temporarily closes due to COVID-19; Individuals that need to self-quarantine or are directed to quarantine at the instruction of a health care provider, employer or government official; Individuals that need to care for a family member that has COVID-19 or is under quarantine; Individuals that need to care for a dependent because of school closures, child care facility closures or other similar types of care programs; Self-employed individuals that are temporarily unable to operate their business because of any of the above listed situations will also be eligible. Please visit www.nhes.nh.gov or call 603-271-7770 for more information.